ONE POEM, 100 LANGUAGES
Precious beyond measure is God’s Will,
None can undo its Power.
Precious beyond measure are man’s tears,
They alone can hug God’s Hour.
Precious beyond measure is man’s love,
Unveiling his golden face.
Precious beyond measure is God’s Gift:
His all-fulfilling Grace. –Sri Chinmoy
April 14th, 2009, City Hall Park, New York City. In tribute to New York City's diversity and in honour of Sri Chinmoy's arrival in New York in 1964, the poem Precious was recited in over 100 different languages becoming a Guinness World Record in the process.
The Ceremony took place in lower Manhattan's historic City Hall Park and was oganized by Ashrita Furman, who holds the Guiness Record for having the most Guinness records. Guinness Officials were on hand to present a special citiation for achieving his 100th simultanous records.
Precious was translated into over 100 languages
“In New York City, we celebrate unity in diversity,” says Ashrita. “There are more than 170 nationalities represented in this city.”